Synonyms for pizzly or Related words with pizzly
Examples of "pizzly"
Several names were suggested for this specimen. The Idaho hunter who killed it, Jim Martell, suggested polargrizz. The biologists of the Canadian Wildlife Service suggested grolar or
, as well as nanulak, an elision of the Inuit "nanuk" (polar bear) and "aklak" (grizzly or brown bear). Both grolar and
were used by the Canadian Broadcast Corporation in widely distributed stories.
A hybrid between grizzly bears and polar bears has also been recorded. Known commonly as a
, prizzly, or grolar bear, the official name is simply "grizzly–polar bear hybrid".
A grizzly–polar bear hybrid (also named grolar bear,
bear) is a rare ursid hybrid that has occurred both in captivity and in the wild. In 2006, the occurrence of this hybrid in nature was confirmed by testing the DNA of a unique-looking bear that had been shot near Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories on Banks Island in the Canadian Arctic.
The naming of hybrid animals depends on the sex and species of the parents. The father giving the first half of his species' name and the mother the second half of hers. (I.e. a
bear has a polar bear father and grizzly bear mother whereas a grolar bear's parents would be reversed.)
Since the 2006 discovery placed the hybrid into the spotlight, the media have referred to this animal with several portmanteau names, such as "
", "grolar bear", and "polizzly", but there is no consensus on the use of any one of these terms. Canadian wildlife officials have suggested calling the hybrid "nanulak", taken from the Inuit names for polar bear "(nanuk)" and grizzly bear "(aklak)".
A grizzly–polar bear hybrid (known as a "
bear" or "grolar bear") is a rare ursid hybrid resulting from a union of a brown bear and a polar bear. It has occurred both in captivity and in the wild. In 2006, the occurrence of this hybrid in nature was confirmed by testing the DNA of a strange-looking bear that had been shot in the Canadian arctic. Previously, the hybrid had been produced in zoos, and was considered a "cryptid" (a hypothesized animal for which there is no scientific proof of existence in the wild).
By one convention, the name of the sire comes first in such combinations: the offspring of a male polar bear and a female grizzly would be the suggested "nanulak" or a "
bear", while the offspring of a male grizzly and a female polar bear would be a "grolar bear" or possibly an "aknuk". If the remains of MacFarlane's 1864 specimenwhich was validly described according to ICZN ruleswere traced and confirmed to be such a hybrid by ancient DNA techniques, the scientific name "Ursus × inopinatus" would be available for these animals.
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